Sonya Douglass Horsford

Teachers College, Columbia University

Sonya Douglass Horsford is professor of educational leadership and co-director of the Urban Education Leaders Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research explores the problem of racial inequality in K–12 schools and how race is conceptualized and understood by leaders for equity and social justice in the United States. Her publications include Learning in a Burning House: Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (Dis)integration and many articles. She is the founding director of the Black Education Research Collective and leads a major initiative to develop an interdisciplinary Black studies curriculum for the New York City school system.